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Singer, guitarist, actor & Country Music Hall-of-Famer Glen Campbell Dead at Age 81

Bettmann / Getty ImagesGlen Campbell, one of music’s most successful and versatile entertainers, has died at age 81. A statement on his Facebook page reads, “It is with the heaviest of hearts that we announce the passing of our beloved husband, father, grandfather, and legendary singer and guitarist, Glen Travis Campbell, at the age of 81, following his long and …

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Rock’n Us: Steve Miller Band releasing career-spanning compilation next month

Capitol/UMeThe Steve Miller Band will release a career-spanning compilation on September 15 called Ultimate Hits that will be available as both a single CD and a deluxe two-disc set. Frontman Steve Miller produced and oversaw the album, which features most of his band’s biggest hits, some lesser-known gems, and several previously unreleased studio and live recordings. The deluxe version of …

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“Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band” film starring Frampton, The Bee Gees getting Blu-ray release

Shout! FactoryThe Beatles recently celebrated the 50th anniversary of Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band with deluxe reissues of the influential 1967 album. Now, September 26 sees the Blu-ray disc release of the star-studded 1978 film inspired by the record. Produced by Robert Stigwood of Saturday Night Fever fame, the Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band film starred Peter Frampton …

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John Lennon letter criticizing ex-wife Cynthia over 1976 interview comments on the auction block

Cynthia and John Lennon in 1967 (Express/Express/Getty Images)A letter written by John Lennon in 1976 responding to comments his ex-wife, Cynthia, made about their relationship in an interview with a British women’s magazine earlier that year has gone up for bid at the RR Auction website. Lennon sent the typed note, titled “An Open Letter to Cynthia Twist” — Twist …

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Gary Rossington’s heart issues force Lynyrd Skynyrd to cancel two shows; band to headline new Flambeau fest

Credit: Clay Patrick McBrideFounding Lynyrd Skynyrd guitarist Gary Rossington underwent a procedure this past Friday to treat blocked arteries to his heart, forcing the band to cancel a concert last week and a show today, August 8, at the Buffalo Chip campground in Sturgis, South Dakota. According to a post on the Southern rock legends’ Facebook page, Rossington “was released …

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Director Todd Haynes making documentary about Lou Reed’s early band, The Velvet Underground

Michael Ochs Archives/Getty ImagesTodd Haynes, the acclaimed indie-film director whose credits include the David Bowie-inspired 1998 flick Velvet Goldmine, has revealed that he’s planning to make a documentary about the late Lou Reed‘s influential early band The Velvet Underground. Haynes revealed details of the as-yet-untitled project to Variety on Monday, noting that the flick will “rely certainly on [Andy] Warhol …

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“Michael Jackson’s Thriller 3D” to premiere at Venice Film Festival

Optimum Productions©Get ready for a chiller, thriller night…in three dimensions. Michael Jackson’s iconic 1983 video for “Thriller” has been transferred to 3D, under the eye of the video’s director and co-writer, John Landis. In a statement, Landis says, “I am so happy to have had the chance not only to restore but enhance Michael Jackson’s Thriller! We took full advantage …

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Springsteen releases two rare concert recordings from 1977 tour

Credit: Danny ClinchBruce Springsteen has released rare audio from the first two shows of his 1977 tour with the E Street Band via Live.BruceSpringsteen.net and nugs.net as part of his ongoing archival series of concert recordings. The albums, which document performances that took place on February 7, 1977 in Albany, New York, and the following night in Rochester, New York, …

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Bachman & Turner and Bryan Adams to play Invictus Games closing ceremony

Christie Goodwin; Samir Hussein/ RedfernsBachman & Turner and Bryan Adams are among the artists who will be performing at the closing ceremony of the 2017 Invictus Games, taking place in Toronto next month. Pop star Kelly Clarkson will also play the event, which will be held at the Air Canada Centre on September 30. The Invictus Games sporting competition was …

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Neil Young launching online archive of “every single recorded track or album I have produced”

Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images for Autism SpeaksNeil Young is launching an online career archive that the he promises will represent “[e]vrey single, recorded track or album I have produced,” Young announced in a note on the Neil Young Archive website. The Archive will contain everything from Young’s first single, recorded in Canada in 1963, to unreleased material still in the works, …

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